damn dirty hippies...
just a quick post for now. i'll write more later when i am back to work (wednesday) and looking for a way to slack.
we left early. no shock there. we got to tennesse after dark and managed to still get the tent up, and we camped next to some swell folks. but the VIP accomedations were not so great, and by the 2nd day the heat (well over 90 degrees) combined with the over 80,000 crowd and lack of cool drinking water and no toliet paper did me in. it was during cat power's set that we realized that it just wasn't worth it to stay. we could hear the music from 2 other main stages and it drown her out. to me, if the music wasn't any good, there was no point in sticking around for the gig.
we did get to see andrew bird warm up and it was an amazing little suprise, and we caught bright eyes performing with gillian welch as a special guest.
so we left friday night and after about 2 minutes on the freeway came upon a horrible accident scene. a man attending bonnaroo had jumped the fence and ran onto the freeway and was hit and killed by ricky skagg's tour bus. it took the police about 15 minutes to arrive and actually cover the body and we were stuck there behind police lines, watching it all. you can read about it on dan's blog (groundcat link under peeps and homies.)
we were finally able to leave the scene and we got a hotel outside of nashville. i think we were both in shock. but we decided to continue on and salvage the vacation, and that we did. we took our own sweet time getting home and stopped along the way for frequent starbucks stops and stayed in some nice hotels (AC and a real bed! and internet access!!!!)
so we're home now and i have a little more time left before it's back to work. after everything that happened, i would still do it again and i have had a great time just travelling with someone i dig.
ok, time for a starbucks run and then who knows!